After reading the reviews I am hooked and am planning a trip to SCYC in May 2013. I know others have said that the best part of the experience is exploring the cays in a boat that SCYC provides. One reviewer stated that you should feel "comfortable" operating a boat. I have been a passenger many times on a small boat but never operated it myself. What specific skills do I need to acquire so I will be equipped to operate a small boat such as this ? Can I pick this up with a lesson or two on a local lake here in Texas where I live? Also, how important are skills in reading nautical charts and can an inexperienced person pick up on reading these charts quickly? Finally, will SCYC allow guests to go out on their boats solo or do you have to be accompanied by another person (I travel solo a lot)?